During last month we were working on Animals at Science and English Lessons. But this time we will decided to learn about it through a project. So we decided to use a thinking routine for starting and design the project with Year 2 students. We use the routine: GENERATE-SORT-CONNECT AND ELABORATE.
- 1st we offer them the opportunity of writing down all the ideas they have about animals or what they could remember from the last school year. And they should write down on small pieces of paper.
- 2nd they have to talk about the ideas they have had.
- 3rd we tried to connect all the ideas they have though, because some of them belong to the same characteristic or they just have something in common.
- Finally we talked and elaborate the final mind map about the process we would follow for the project. Here you have the final result.
So it is time to start working on the topic. For this issue we used the text book in which students have all the information they needed during the different day they have to complete the following chart.
When all of then have this informaton they have to create a product about the animals. In the mind maps you wanted to create posters about animals and so we did. When you finished the poster students present the poster to their partners.
This is how we have hanged all the posters in the corridors because we wanted all of our mates and teachers learn a bit more.
And the final thing we agreeded to make is write a book talking about animals from a scientistic point of view, like we have planned at the beggining. You can see the complete activity at our teacher's blog:
First we decided among the class a complete list about all the animals we can found in the area.
And this is the book we have created together with all of our knowledge:
Javier Ramos Sancha